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  1. Editorial: Texas regulators, get your head out of the shaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Dallas Morning News

    Earthquakes now occur at disturbingly higher rates and intensity in North Texas, and the best scientific evidence points to wastewater injection wells used to dispose of hydraulic fracturing fluids as the reason. So when is the Texas Railroad Commission going to get its head out of the shale and concede this fact? The commission is in the middle of precedent-setting hearings to determine whether these disposal wells caused the swarm of earthquakes that rocked Azle in 2013 and whether the two drilling companies involved should keep their permits.

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  2. Exxon subsidiary: Quakes not caused by injection wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Dallas Morning News

    A major player in the oil and gas industry on Wednesday joined the debate over whether Texas earthquakes are being caused by injection wells with a resounding "no," at least in one case. Representatives of Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. blame nature for a series of earthquakes that struck the towns of Azle and Reno, northwest of Fort Worth, in 2013 and 2014.

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  3. XTO Energy argues quakes near Fort Worth were naturalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Dallas Morning News

    Officials from XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, argued today that earthquakes that struck Azle and Reno, northwest of Fort Worth, in 2013 and 2014 were natural. They spoke before the Railroad Commission of Texas, which convened hearings this week and next week to determine if area wells were linked to the quakes and if they need to be shut down.

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  4. Energy executives question SMU-led quake study at Austin meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Dallas Morning News

    In a public meeting that grew heated at times, energy company officials on Friday questioned a Southern Methodist University-led study that linked some North Texas earthquakes to oil and gas activity. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, SMU and the University of Texas concluded that two disposal wells, where companies bury wastewater from oil and gas operations, most likely triggered quakes in Azle and Reno, northwest of Fort Worth, in 2013 and 2014.

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  5. Tarrant County sheriff's deputy fatally shoots Azle man accused of stabbing three relativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    About 11:30 p.m., Azle police asked the sheriff's office for backup on a domestic disturbance call from the 100 block of Lamplighter Court, sheriff's spokesman Terry Grisham said. A sheriff's deputy was the first law enforcement officer to arrive at the scene.

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  6. NBC5: Azle police say man fatally shot by officer stabbed three family membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    After seeing two stabbing victims and hearing cries for help, authorities said a Tarrant County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who he saw stabbing a third victim in Azle Monday night.

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  7. Rudolph Bush: Get ready for open season on oil and gas drilling in Texas citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Last year when exasperated Denton residents passed an outright ban on oil and gas drilling in their city, it was clear what was going to happen. The Texas Legislature was going to come the rescue of its favorite industry and stomp all over the wishes and intentions of local voters.

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  8. Texas' oil-gas agency may add second quake expert to its staffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    A truck carrying wastewater from natural gas production drives slowly through the Azle and Reno area. The Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates oil and gas activity, may add a second earthquake expert to its staff, said Commissioner Ryan Sitton at a Texas House of Representatives committee hearing in Austin on Monday.

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  9. Mark Davis: Don't shut down a magnificent industry because of a few quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    We might have moved from wondering whether fracking can cause quakes to a new phase of figuring out what to do now that it seems a link might exist. SMU researchers are examining the varied parts of North Texas where mild shudders have raised eyebrows and tensions.

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  10. Mark Davis: Energy industry shouldn't be hobbled because of a few rattlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    We might have moved from wondering whether fracking can cause quakes to a new phase of figuring out what to do now that it seems a link might exist. SMU researchers are examining the varied parts of North Texas where mild shudders have raised eyebrows and tensions.

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  11. Editorial: We can't ignore studies linking fracking to Azle earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Just about everyone in North Texas not associated with the oil and gas industry has long suspected a link between some aspect of drilling and seismic tremors. However, two separate studies released last week offer more than anecdotal evidence of this connection and provide yet another reason that state officials must not strip cities of their authority to limit drilling operations.

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  12. Railroad commission moves to shut down wells linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    The Texas Railroad Commission said Friday that it was considering shutting down two wastewater disposal wells in North Texas' Barnett Shale after they were linked to seismic activity in the area. A study led by scientists at Southern Methodist University published earlier this week presented evidence that a series of earthquakes around the rural town of Azle in late 2013 were caused by two disposal wells operated by oil and gas companies XTO Energy - the Fort Worth subsidiary of Exxon Mobil - and Houston-based EnerVest.

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  13. Railroad Commission moves to shut down disposal wells linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    The Texas Railroad Commission moved Friday to shut down two wastewater disposal wells in North Texas' Barnett Shale after they were linked to seismic activity in the area. A study released by scientists at SMU earlier this week presented evidence a series of earthquakes around the rural town of Azle in late 2013 were caused by two disposal wells operated by XTO Energy, the Forth Worth subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, and Houston-based EnerVest.

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  14. Railroad commissioner calls SMU scientists to testify on earthquake researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton called for a hearing Thursday into a study linking a steady series of earthquakes in North Texas to oil and gas drilling. Sitton is requesting the scientists who authored the report, as well as oil and gas operators in the area they studied - around the rural town of Azle - to appear before the commission in Austin.

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  15. Despite Azle quake study, agency not planning to suspend drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Oil and gas operations most likely caused dozens of earthquakes that began rattling the North Texas towns of Azle and Reno in November 2013, a group of scientists has concluded in a paper that all but rules out natural causes. The study, led by researchers at Southern Methodist University and published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications , presents some of the most conclusive evidence yet that humans are shifting faults below Dallas-Fort Worth that have not budged in hundreds of millions of years.

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  16. XTO Energy Wilkerson Olsovsky Unit A 1H in Parker County includes a wastewater injection facility.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    XTO Energy Wilkerson Olsovsky Unit A 1H in Parker Co. pad site also has a waste water injection facility on it, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

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  17. Earthquakes and the ever-dissolving credibility of the Texas Railroad CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    A Southern Methodist University seismology sensor located near Azle, Texas. Photo taken on March 6, 2015.

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  18. Rawlings now 'even more anxious' to get Dallas, Irving studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    This morning SMU professors confirmed what many have speculated about since the earth first rumbled in North Texas : Gas production - specifically, the disposal of fracking fluids - is to blame for the earthquake swarm that began rattling Azle and Reno in November 2013. From the study : "Before the occurrence of probable injection-induced earthquakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2008, the historic seismicity record includes only one felt earthquake within the 140,000a But "given its findings," says Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, "I am even more anxious to get the final work done on the Irving-Dallas sites.

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  19. Photos: SMU-led research points to likely cause of quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    A pickup passes a ranch entrance outside of Reno in rural Parker County. Oil and gas operations are the most likely cause of dozens of earthquakes that began rattling the North Texas towns of Azle and Reno in November 2013, a group of SMU scientists says.

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  20. Azle earthquakes likely caused by oil and gas operations, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Oil and gas operations are the most likely cause of dozens of earthquakes that began rattling the North Texas towns of Azle and Reno in November 2013, a group of scientists has concluded. The study, led by researchers at SMU and published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications , presents some of the most conclusive evidence yet that humans are shifting faults below Dallas-Fort Worth that have not budged in hundreds of millions of years.

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